'Eternal War' and The Compromise of 1850

American Literary Traditions

Randy Bass: The Racial Unconscious in Moby-Dick

{If this section in this sample paper had been developed, it would feature a discussion of the "racial unconscious" in Moby-Dick in light of, for exmple, the Compromise of 1850, and the mounting pressure (political and social) that the impending sectional crisis brought to bear on the racial imagination of Melville's novel. -RB}

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